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Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Random Tuesday....And a little bit of that!!



To enjoy the beautiful sunshine...I have lashed myself to the tree out front and put on sunscreen.  With winds howling at 50 to 60 MPH, I could end up in Sante Fe!  Ha!!!!  Seriously....the sun has been wonderful but the winds are strong and cold!!  Sheesh!  Spring has definitely come in like a lion...a rabid lion!!!!!

I decorated my mantle for Memorial Day!!  What do you think??




Also did the tree!!



And the entry gates to our property...







And, last but not least...a table still life...





Had to play with that last photo...couldn't resist!  Ha!!!

Dr. John is in the finishing stages of his book.  It is due the end of the month...so all his spare time is spent writing and editing.  A finishing frenzy has begun!!  Ha!  Poor guy...he is working so hard.  But this is also a very exciting time!!

Cassie, my granddaughter, is done with college for the semester and is back home in Gallup.  She has a job and will be working all summer.  I will miss her.  No more mani and pedi's together until September!  Sigh!!  One good thing though...my sessions will be cheaper!!  Ha!!

I am finally able to start back walking this week.  The winds seem to be a peace in the early mornings...so I will give it a go.  Yippee!!

Paul is in his final stages of liver failure.  Cheri has decided to try and keep him home and care for him there.  She and I and a few others will be his caregivers during his final days.  'Tis hard to watch as his body struggles to stay alive.  I do ask that you would send prayers and positive thoughts.  Thanks so much!
Neighbors have rallied to support Paul and Cheri as well as friends and family.  What a blessing.

Paul and Cheri..New Years Eve 2010


Make sure and visit Stacy at Stacy Uncorked as we continue to shout our Randomness to the universe.  There are other Randomiers there as well...so check it out.  We all wait patiently for Keely of The UnMom fame to return!!!!







Have a magical and blessed day!!
Hugging you
SueAnn

30 comments:

Kristine said...

Awesome pictures!!! Really brings your post to life!!!

Happy RTT!

Brian Miller said...

love all the patriotic touches around the house...and way to go dr john!!! sorry on the liver failure, sad...have a great day SA!

ellen said...

That's a lot of decorating!

Blessings of love to the couple whose photo you shared. May God give her strength to care for her husband and enough love to let him go for now.

Katie said...

wow..I normally don't like music on blogs but I really like that song!! I had to close my browsers just to figure out where it was coming from..lol Funny

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TechnoBabe said...

Your Memorial Day decorations are really nice, I especially like the ones on the gates. You amaze me with all the work you do decorating for each holiday. I am so slow at things I would not be finished with one theme in time and then it would be time to change for the next one, Ha.

VandyJ said...

I like the decor--and it's good until Fourth of July. I wish I was organized enough to decorate more, but find that I just can't keep up.

Bossy Betty said...

Great to catch up with you!

Sending prayers of love and support for your friends ad their families. What a journey to go on....

Judy said...

You are so artistic...love the decorations...

Lori said...

You are just so amazing with all that you do...very cool about Dr. John's book...so sorry about your friend...I am praying for him and his wife and for all that love them...love and hugs. XX

Kristina P. said...

I love all your patriotic goodies!

Magaly Guerrero said...

I'm happy for Dr. John, I hope he is not too frustrated; I get weird at the end of a writing project.

Good for your grandbaby to be home from school. I have another week to go.

I'm glad Cheri is taking Paul home, and that you and others closed to him will help with his care. My mom has been in and out of the hospital for nearly a month (in now) and home is the best place for a sick person.

Paul and you all are in my prayers. A candle burns for him too.

ellen abbott said...

love the still life on the cake plate.

Caring for the dying is easier than caring for someone who is just sick. When I was helping my sister care for her husband while he died I was surprised at how calm and serene I felt.

Celia said...

Your creative juices are in are full force, I'd never get stuff in time, lots of good ideas, forget to plan the time to do it. My best to your friends, a tough row to hoe.

Stacy Uncorked said...

You always have the best seasonal decorations! When I grow up, I wanna be just like you! ;)

LOVE your still life art!

I will definitely be keeping Paul and Cheri in my thoughts and prayers.

Stay grounded - get it? With all that wind? ;)

Thanks for rockin' the random rebellion with me! :)

Fun, Rain, DaGeDar and Legendary People - RTT Rebel

Hilary said...

You must have a lot of fun decorating for each occasion. It shows.

Best thoughts to your friend. May they find peace and strength.

SandyCarlson said...

Wonderful pictures, beautiful lady!

Mama Zen said...

I love your mantel! So pretty!

Denise said...

Love your mantel. You are waaay more inspired than I am. I most likely won't even decorate for the July 4th.

Indrani said...

Beautiful series of shots.
Love the last click. :)

Shrinky said...

Oh sweetie, I am awed at your beautiful tribute, you have so much talent - but I am even more humbled at your capacity to still remember others even whilst caring for a loved one within your family circle, in such a dire circumstance. My thoughts go out to all of you. (x)

Maggie May said...

Love your use of USA flags!
And that bird's nest is cute.
Had to smile at the Christmas tree coming out again!
Maggie X

Nuts in May

Kim @ Stuff could... said...

Beautiful decorations and pics! Friends too

Betsy said...

So sorry about Paul. They look like a cute couple.

Your patriotic decor is awesome!

We're having a freezing spring! Brrr~ where is that global warming? haha.

SandyCarlson said...

Thanks for your visit today!

She Writes said...

Looks like a lot of fun your way...

But my heart to Cheri watching her Love's liver fail. Sometimes it life is much harder than makes sense.

Joanna Jenkins said...

First and foremost-- Sending love and prayers to Paul and Cheri.

Your Memorial Day decorations made me smile. I love decorating for the holidays and yours are wonderful.

Hope the wind is giving you a break. Cheers, jj

Midlife Jobhunter said...

I'm thinking you are ready for Memorial Day. I love the tulips and Gerbera daisy. Will pray for your good friends and you. Always difficult.

ReFresh ReStyle said...

Hold on to that tree! That's some strong wind!! Love your Memorial decor!! Thanks for checking out Murphy's post!
XO,
Debbie

Friko said...

What a colourful lot of decorating! amazing stuff.
Is that a kind of Christmas Tree decorated for Memorial Day? Neat.

I'm sorry for your friend's suffering. I hope his last days will be full of peace and calm.

EWian said...

Your mantle looks very American.


EWian